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Contraception Technology Conference sheds light on media’s impact on teens

Contraception Technology Conference sheds light on media’s impact on teens

Sabrina Werby, Health writer

April 11, 2010

"Jersey Shore." "Glee." "Sixteen and Pregnant." "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." If you have seen any of these television shows or movies, you probably think you know a thing or two about sex, pregnancy and contraception. And that is just what worries the sexuality experts who spoke at the Contraception Technology Conference on March 25 in San Francisco. The conference was presented by the authors of Cont...

Multitasking a common practice among Urban School students, teens, and our generation

Multitasking a common practice among Urban School students, teens, and our generation

Sarah Maccabee, staff writer

April 11, 2010

It is a Thursday night. Caitlin Iglehart (’10) is sitting in her kitchen working studiously. In addition to trying to complete her math homework, she has “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha sounding from her laptop. “I usually only listen to music while I’m doing my math or Spanish homework, or when I’m checking...

Model United Nations teaches students to appreciate the United Nations

Photo by Adrienne von Schulthess

Adrienne von Schulthess, Opinions Editor

April 11, 2010

It’s criticized around the world. People say that it is ineffective and outmoded; the U.S. government says it is corrupt and not deserving of financial support without steps toward reform. Yet the United Nations is finding support from a most unusual source: students. The USA-MUN website asserts that there are now ove...

Urban School holds bake sales for Haiti relief

Emily Wen, staff writer

April 8, 2010

Immediately after the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, Urban jumped into action by planning a variety of fundraisers. Simone Hudson and Hannah Gorman organized a bake sale, the proceeds of which went to Doctors Without Borders. Community Outreach organized a which benefited Partners...

Urban students say eye contact promotes relationships

Urban students say eye contact promotes relationships

Megan Madden, staff writer

April 1, 2010

I have been at this school for nearly two years and I still have not spoken to all 350 of you. We have communicated in another way. We have passed in the halls, met eyes, made the conscious decision to lock irises, and then cavalierly, or perhaps, in a state of paranoia, looked away. Although the...

Urban School’s Month of Understanding assembly dwells on home

A painting by Caroline Yopes ('10) shows her idea of home

Emily Wen, staff writer

April 1, 2010

What does “home” really mean to Urban students? On Jan. 15, Urban held its annual Month of Understanding assembly. The theme was Urban students’ ideas of home. The yearly assembly celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and raises awareness about multicultural issues. The assembly included...

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